Bar Admissions

  • Maryland


  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1997
  • M.A., Economics, Duke University, 1993
  • A.B., summa cum laude, Bowdoin College, 1992
    Phi Beta Kappa


  • American Bar Association

    Maryland State Bar Association
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Michael A. Leber


Michael Leber is a member of the firm's Corporate group.  Michael 's practice involves corporation and securities law, with a particular focus on Maryland corporation law as it relates to real estate investment trusts, registered investment companies and business development companies.  In addition to transactional work involving equity and debt offerings and mergers and acquisitions, Michael advises clients on securities law reporting compliance and corporate governance matters.  

Selected Representations

  • Counsel to a New York Stock Exchange-Listed REIT, including representation in connection with common and preferred stock offerings in excess of $125 million
  • Maryland counsel to several investment company complexes in connection with open-end and closed-end fund formations, reorganizations, governance issues and other matters of Maryland law
  • Issuer’s counsel in $67 million REIT public offering
  • Maryland counsel to closed-end funds engaged in proxy contests and other matters of stockholder activism
  • Maryland counsel to committee of independent trustees of a REIT evaluating external advisor relationship
  • Maryland counsel in formation and continuous offering of an exchange-traded fund
  • Issuer’s counsel in a committed equity financing facility of a pharmaceutical company
  • Maryland counsel in the comprehensive reorganization of a large mutual fund complex
  • Underwriters’ counsel in initial and follow-on public offerings
  • Maryland counsel in $900 million initial public offering of a business development company
  • Maryland counsel in the spin-off of a publicly-traded REIT and related $1.5 billion rights offering


Michael is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and a member, and former chair, of the Committee on Corporation Law.

Michael is a member of the Advisory Board of Historic Ships in Baltimore.